Early results with stentless mitral valve replacement.


BACKGROUND AND AIM OF THE STUDY Implantation of a chordally supported stentless mitral valve (SMV) may be the strategy of choice for patients with severe degenerative mitral valve disease. Herein, the early clinical results of this surgical technique were analyzed. METHODS Since August 1997, 52 patients (36 females, 16 males; mean age 68.0 +/- 8.5 years… (More)